Things to do in South Florida

Restaurants in West Palm’s Northwood Village offer major dining deals

Restaurants in West Palm’s Northwood Village offer major dining deals

Northwood Village wants to put its tastiest side on display with a new restaurant promotion it calls “Summerlicious.”  Consider it the eclectic district’s way of saying, “Hey, there’s more to Northwood than hipster shops and galleries.” Eight restaurants, including the newly revamped Café Centro,  and the popular new Pétanque...
Live Music: JM and The Sweets’ differences shine on stage

Live Music: JM and The Sweets’ differences shine on stage

At first glance, the members of JM and The Sweets seem like an eclectic mix of cultural backgrounds, fashions, and musical preferences. You expect to hear a sound that might be Caribbean, reggae or rock. Then Josh Miles, 25, a Haitian-American from Dallas, Texas starts to croon with his deep, mature voice. A bluesy, soulful sound drips from the stage and the multicultural richness of the crew...
Top picks:  You have the rest of July to do these fun things

Top picks:  You have the rest of July to do these fun things

The sun is out so why shouldn’t you be? There are so many things to do this month that it should be your job to take advantage of it all.  One of West Palm’s biggest craft beer festivals is this weekend at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Find out more about the event and to buy tickets click here.  A boat will be heading out of West Palm Beach in search of sharks. Check it out...
Cheers! One of West Palm’s largest craft beer festivals is this weekend

Cheers! One of West Palm’s largest craft beer festivals is this weekend

The Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest pours into the South Florida Fairgrounds Saturday. Beer lovers can sample more than 200 craft beers, all in air-conditioned comfort! The beer bash includes the following participating breweries: Twisted Trunk Brewing, Accomplice Brewery and Ciderworks, Islamorada Beer Company, Due South Brewing Co., Mathews Brewing Company, Barrel of Monks Brewing, Cigar City...
Summer 2018: 8 must-try water activities in Palm Beach County

Summer 2018: 8 must-try water activities in Palm Beach County

It’s freaking hot outside, which means there’s no reason to skip trying a new water activity to keep yourself cool. Once you’ve picked an activity you want to do from this list, make sure to find the best “Day Trip” itinerary from my long list of local adventures. If you decide to stay in West Palm, I have a cool plan for you. Delray? I have that too. Lake Worth...
Uncle Tai’s Chinese restaurant bids farewell to Boca after 32 years

Uncle Tai’s Chinese restaurant bids farewell to Boca after 32 years

 Uncle Tai’s Hunan-style restaurant might as well have been the bustling dining room in a relative’s home. This was especially true around the Jewish holidays, when the Boca Raton institution served as a gathering place for visiting relatives.  There was always on-point hot and sour soup, crispy spring rolls, scallion pancakes and Uncle Tai’s specialty, the crispy...
Clematis Street’s The Alchemist closes, citing changing area, homeless problem

Clematis Street’s The Alchemist closes, citing changing area, homeless problem

The Alchemist has sold its last bucket of bacon. The Clematis Street gastropub, popular for its creative cocktail menu and quirky menu items like the aforementioned literal metal pails of crispy pork, closed for good Sunday night. Craig Steel, general manager and partner in the Daiza Restaurant Group, said that until that evening, the organization had tried to prevent what had gradually become an...
Palm Beach author says she made a list that changed her life

Palm Beach author says she made a list that changed her life

Overachiever and goal-oriented are words that come to mind when speaking to local filmmaker, actress and now author Jacqueline Journey. Her new book, “The Diva’s in the Details,” a guide to inspire readers into believing that confidence, courage and style can be achieved by anyone, certainly reflects her outgoing and go-getter personality. But Journey says it wasn’t always...
Where to find the best hot dogs in Palm Beach County

Where to find the best hot dogs in Palm Beach County

Today we honor one of America’s national prides: The Hot Dog. Happy National Hot Dog Day! And we found the best ones to help you celebrate.  From traditional American hot dogs to South American versions with experimental toppings, these local hot dog spots may have you barking for more. Choose from more than ten different American hot dogs at this beach-themed spot. You’ll feel so...
Local students team-up with AT&T to improve STEM talent pipeline

Local students team-up with AT&T to improve STEM talent pipeline

“I wanted to be an artist, but in school I’m doing marine biology,” says Zoleecia, just moments after completing a STEM project with her other young, tech-savvy peers. “I’m going to try to do that in college.” Zoleecia, along with the rest of her hardworking grade-school classmates, knows that exploring career options and earning potential is no easy task...
Lantana photos: What beach, buildings, roads used to look like

Lantana photos: What beach, buildings, roads used to look like

Here’s a Lantana you’ll never see again. In the above, undated aerial photo at Ocean Avenue and A1A, you’ll see the beach area before development creeped in. The gas station in the top left corner is where the Plaza del Mar shopping plaza is today, home of the popular John G’s restaurant. Just below it on the ocean side is where the Eau Palm Beach resort and spa, formerly...
Healthy lifestyle guru Jules Aron on living your best, Florida summertime life

Healthy lifestyle guru Jules Aron on living your best, Florida summertime life

It’s a forgone conclusion that summertime in South Florida can make one hot, as in steamy and gross, which means it’s often hard to also feel hot, in the sexy, self-assured and non-gross way. But best-selling cookbook author, food writer, yoga instructor and healthy lifestyle coach Jules Aron swears it’s possible. “Make tiny little changes,” says Aron, 44, ...
Bastille Day eats: Where to celebrate like a Francophile

Bastille Day eats: Where to celebrate like a Francophile

When Bastille Day and the World Cup finals fall on the same weekend, the Francophile universe tilts just a little.  On Saturday, we can all travel to France without leaving Palm Beach County. Consider Bastille Day your flight there – and your best excuse to keep celebrating France’s win over Belgium this week en route to Sunday’s World Cup final.  In any case, your culinary...
National French Fry Day: Best local fast food fries, ranked

National French Fry Day: Best local fast food fries, ranked

“Do you want fries with that?” “Actually, I’ll just take the fries.” It’s National French Fry Day, which means today you should skip the burgers, hot dogs and chicken sandwiches and just go straight for the greasy carb-loading. There are plenty of restaurants that have great fries — even a fancy French restaurant in Palm Beach — and we’d love to...
Metro Diner, a Guy Fieri favorite, debuts in West Palm

Metro Diner, a Guy Fieri favorite, debuts in West Palm

There’s a spiffy new diner in town and it has a Guy Fieri connection. Metro Diner, which opened in West Palm Beach Tuesday, is the Jacksonville-born restaurant concept that charmed the Food Network star with its homey meatloaf.  Fieri featured the chain’s original location in a 2010 episode of his “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” and life was never the same for the gravy-rich...
Serena Williams poses in Palm Beach for InStyle magazine cover

Serena Williams poses in Palm Beach for InStyle magazine cover

Badass women are confident, nurturing, successful and the focus of InStyle magazine’s August issue. As the magazine reaches doorsteps and grocery checkout lines, you’ll find cover girl Serena Williams posing in Palm Beach.  However, Williams is currently a bit far from here since she’s in England, a match  away from winning her next tennis tournament. The tennis...
Palm Beach author: The reasons I love Florida

Palm Beach author: The reasons I love Florida

When asked whether she shared the view of writer Lauren Groff about Florida as “a monkey bread state…that isn’t one thing but many things all jammed together,” Margaret Bradham Thornton said she had to disagree. “That would not be the way I would describe Florida. Perhaps because I love its natural beauty and wide open spaces so much,” Bradham Thornton said...
A slider with star power: Jupiter food blogger’s recipe featured on ABC’s ‘The Chew’

A slider with star power: Jupiter food blogger’s recipe featured on ABC’s ‘The Chew’

The memory of an unexpectedly good bite can spark a recipe, a flavor flashback and maybe a cameo on national TV.  Jupiter food blogger Dianna Muscari knows this well. On a 2016 trip to Charleston, SC, she fell for some crispy beet sliders at 5Church, a restaurant set in a renovated church. While she’s not one to order fried foods, Muscari was too intrigued to pass up the dish. She&rsquo...
Meet the 28-year-old taking care of the best mangoes in town

Meet the 28-year-old taking care of the best mangoes in town

Hatcher Mango Hill in Lantana is known for its mangoes. In fact, the website boasts that they’re “the best on earth,” and lucky for all of us in South Florida, they’re officially on sale at the farm. Now, these aren’t just any, run-of-the-mill mangoes. Hatcher mangoes are special and huge and juicy — with no strings attached.  And these babies don&rsquo...
Mazie’s restaurant earns a heap of West Palm love

Mazie’s restaurant earns a heap of West Palm love

The restaurant of his dreams would be an “all-day café meets neighborhood bistro,” chef Eric Baker told me some weeks before he and his partners opened Mazie’s on South Dixie Highway on the lot where Gulf Stream Bistro & Seafood Market once stood. Yes, the place would be stylish, would serve modernized dishes and cocktails, offer valet parking and take reservations. But at...
National Fried Chicken Day: where to find a good, crispy bird

National Fried Chicken Day: where to find a good, crispy bird

Why isn’t every day National Fried Chicken Day? We can only ask and wonder. And we can celebrate on the actual holiday, which arrives this Friday in all its crispy splendor.  Where to chow-down this weekend? Some options, from fast to fancy: The Regional Kitchen serves some of the best fried chicken in South Florida, thanks to an executive chef with Carolina roots and a thoroughly...
Spend your Florida weekend at two of the best beaches in the nation 

Spend your Florida weekend at two of the best beaches in the nation 

The Sunshine State, with its year-round daycation options, just attracted a little more credibility to its lore. Two Florida beaches cracked the 2018 list for top 10 beaches in the U.S. Just last year, Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota, Florida took the top spot.  A well-timed scoop for the tail-end of this July 4th weekend. The annual list for top beach destinations by Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman...
Greg Norman: On posing nude for ESPN’s “Body Issue” at 63 and being “fit for life”

Greg Norman: On posing nude for ESPN’s “Body Issue” at 63 and being “fit for life”

Golfing legend Greg Norman is honored if the sight of his emphatically fit self, photographed in the athletic altogether for “ESPN The Magazine’s” annual Body Issue, inspires readers to aspire to look that impeccable at 63. To be honest, you’d be lucky to look that good at 33. For real. But that’s not why he did it. “I did it just because that&rsquo...
Rob Hiaasen’s most important Florida story, and why it still matters

Rob Hiaasen’s most important Florida story, and why it still matters

Any story about Rob Hiaasen should begin with his own words. He was a far better writer than any of us. Here are some of the last words Rob shared with me, on Facebook Messenger, several months ago: It’s not that I was particularly smart. It’s that Rob Hiaasen oozed potential back then, in 1991 — almost half our lives ago — when we worked together on one of the biggest...
Remembering Rob Hiaasen: The unique voice of a storyteller

Remembering Rob Hiaasen: The unique voice of a storyteller

If you google Rob Hiaasen’s name, you can read about the end. But that’s not the way we want to remember Rob. We want to remember Rob the way we’re sure he would want the readers of The Palm Beach Post to remember him: as a writer. He loved the artful craft of journalism, worked hard at it, and never stopped believing in the power of words to entertain and inform. As a reader...
Shakespeare Festival takes on Antony and Cleopatra, but with a twist

Shakespeare Festival takes on Antony and Cleopatra, but with a twist

Elizabeth Dashiell, of Jupiter, remembers exactly where she was sitting during the first production of the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival. She was in high school at the time and thinking about how amazing it would be to perform on that stage one day. Now, 28 years later, she is the co-producer of the festival, which she describes as “beyond a bucket-list moment.” “It was such...
July 4th: Best fireworks, parties for Independence Day in Palm Beach County

July 4th: Best fireworks, parties for Independence Day in Palm Beach County

Fireworks + fun = Fourth of July. Here are some of the top things to do for Independence Day in Palm Beach County. This year, Fourth on Flagler turns 30 years old and to celebrate the downtown West Palm extravaganza will have special features such as a performance from The Air National Guard Band of the South, a 45-member military music ensemble and a water show where Chris Anyzeski, a professional...
Sweet treats: Best places for ice cream, milkshakes, gelato in Palm Beach County

Sweet treats: Best places for ice cream, milkshakes, gelato in Palm Beach County

For Floridians, everyday can be Ice Cream Day.  As temperatures rise, so do cravings for ice cold sweets. Palm Beach County has plenty of options to cool you off, from gelato and frozen margaritas to popsicles and shakes. Here are a few options by region: This is where lawyer-turned-ice-cream-alchemist Rick Felberbaum combines flavors inspired by his stints in the kitchens of some...
Goodbye Grub: Max’s Harvest closes in Delray Beach

Goodbye Grub: Max’s Harvest closes in Delray Beach

Max’s Harvest, a restaurant that brought local harvest-inspired cooking to the county before the farm-to-table wave turned to a fad, closed its Delray Beach doors after brunch Sunday. However, its owner says he may reopen the restaurant under a new concept. Within its understated, earth-tone interiors, the Pineapple Grove spot served an upscale foodie crowd in the polished tradition of a Dennis...
BBQ Guide: Here is some of the best barbecue in Jupiter

BBQ Guide: Here is some of the best barbecue in Jupiter

What does the local barbecue scene taste like? Our Off the Clock team set out to explore the landscape, searching for good ‘cue – or echoes of authentic barbecue regions. We skipped the food trucks and focused on brick-and-mortar spots with regular hours of operation. Here is our findings in Jupiter and north Palm Beach County. THE ‘CUE: Mrs. Smokeys stands proudly in a...
BBQ Guide: Best barbecue in Wellington, Royal Palm Beach

BBQ Guide: Best barbecue in Wellington, Royal Palm Beach

What does the local barbecue scene taste like? Our Off the Clock team set out to explore the landscape, searching for good ‘cue – or echoes of authentic barbecue regions. We skipped the food trucks and focused on brick-and-mortar spots with regular hours of operation. Here are our findings in Wellington and Royal Palm Beach and west Palm Beach County. THE ‘CUE: This...
BBQ Guide: Best barbecue in Boynton Beach, Boca Raton

BBQ Guide: Best barbecue in Boynton Beach, Boca Raton

What does the local barbecue scene taste like? Our Off the Clock team set out to explore the landscape, searching for good ‘cue – or echoes of authentic barbecue regions. We skipped the food trucks and focused on brick-and-mortar spots with regular hours of operation. Here are our findings in Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton and south Palm Beach County....
BBQ guide: Best barbecue in West Palm, Lake Worth

BBQ guide: Best barbecue in West Palm, Lake Worth

What does the local barbecue scene taste like? Our Off the Clock team set out to explore the landscape, searching for good ‘cue – or echoes of authentic barbecue regions. We skipped the food trucks and focused on brick-and-mortar spots with regular hours of operation. Here are our findings in West Palm Beach, Lake Worth and central Palm Beach County. THE ‘CUE...
BBQ: Ultimate Barbecue Guide of Palm Beach County

BBQ: Ultimate Barbecue Guide of Palm Beach County

For the love of authentic barbecue, Americans have trekked to fragrant, smoky regions from sea to shining sea. Each region celebrates ‘cue in its own way, with local wood that defines native flavors and nuanced sauces that complete the bite. But what about our own local barbecue scene? Our Off the Clock team set out to explore the landscape, searching for good ‘cue – or...
A sliver of Haiti in Boca: The chef’s artistic dishes made him an Instagram star.

A sliver of Haiti in Boca: The chef’s artistic dishes made him an Instagram star.

Haiti is a sparkle of heat for the eye and for the palate, preening on just about every dish Chef Greg Romulus sends out of his small kitchen. Even the most humble mix of rice and red beans is an homage to his native land, never to be spooned out at random.  He will turn a mound of steamed white rice into a sculpted vessel into which he pours a gravy-like bean puree. It’s quite the stunner...
Miss South Florida Fair 2018 first ever to score Miss Florida title 

Miss South Florida Fair 2018 first ever to score Miss Florida title 

Miss South Florida Fair 2018 is moving on up!  Taylor Tyson is the first contestant from the Miss South Florida Fair competition to be crowned Miss Florida 2018.   At the conclusion of the three-hour pageant Saturday in Lakeland, the 23-year-old Jupiter woman was adorned with a sash and bouquet along with a $20,000 scholarship -- and a prize package of more than $25,000.  ...
Sweet 16: best-looking burgers in Palm Beach County

Sweet 16: best-looking burgers in Palm Beach County

A good-looking burger wears its accessories with pride and panache. It balances all the crowning touches stacked atop its patty without slumping into a mess of oozy ingredients.  A good-looking burger knows it has no business looking like a loaded nachos platter or a basket of garbage fries. It can stand up to a swoon of melted cheese and dribbling sauce without losing its statuesque form...
Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Would local business owners ask political opponents to leave?

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Would local business owners ask political opponents to leave?

In his decades-long career as a chef, owner and manager of restaurants, Marcus Bressler came to believe that something very important set his profession apart from other businesses: “You’re providing hospitality, defined as the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers.” That’s why Bressler, owner of the former Kayak Cafe, on the...
Disney World’s new Toy Story Land is like ‘playing in Andy’s back yard’

Disney World’s new Toy Story Land is like ‘playing in Andy’s back yard’

The green Army men who run a tight ship inside Andy's Toy Box in the Toy Story movies got a power boost today for the dedication of Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios -- Tim Allen, the voice of Buzz Lightyear. ''This is just amazing,'' Allen said as the new land was dedicated. ''Never in all my years with Toy Story did I think I'd actually be able to play in Andy's back yard.” Toy...
4th on Flagler in West Palm: New things to know before you go

4th on Flagler in West Palm: New things to know before you go

There’s no small way to celebrate Independence Day, and West Palm knows this. The annual Fourth on Flagler celebration, which turns 30 years old this year, is bringing lots of music, bands, bigger-than-life games, an 18-minute fireworks show, and a water stunt show, which the city hasn’t had in more than 20 years.  Thousands of people attend this FREE, family-friendly and interactive...
A rebel chef’s grand return: Jewell sparkles in Lake Worth

A rebel chef’s grand return: Jewell sparkles in Lake Worth

Some of the county’s most brazen cooking is happening at a small, casual restaurant in Lake Worth. It’s easy to blur by Jewell Bistro, which opened early this year in the former Zapata space on North Dixie Highway – it’s the squat, black structure that’s tucked between a car wash and a botánica. But I’m glad I stopped in on a recent night.  The rebel...
Photos: Exclusive peek inside Norton Museum’s $100 million expansion

Photos: Exclusive peek inside Norton Museum’s $100 million expansion

Sometimes a game-changing transformation is best seen in the specifics. Take the Norton Museum of Art’s $100 million expansion project, still seven months from opening. Inside the massive construction zone at the West Palm Beach museum, gallery walls are going up, a new stairwell is rising, large garden, theater and cafeteria space is being carved out and a bold, modernistic entrance is...
Summer: Here’s 9 of our favorite breakfast on the beach spots

Summer: Here’s 9 of our favorite breakfast on the beach spots

Summer is here. And that means it’s time to hit the beach. What better way to start the day than with a tasty breakfast by the water.  Here are some Palm Beach County eateries where the only thing better than the eggs are the excellent water views (and the perfect place to walk off all those calories): The almond-coated, thick-cut French toast earns raves at this small, casual beach shack...
July Fourth grilling: What makes a mighty burger?

July Fourth grilling: What makes a mighty burger?

If you’re going to fire up the grill in the swelter of a South Florida afternoon, make it count. Don’t just grill a burger – grill a mighty burger.  And for advice on how to achieve one, we turn to America’s foremost grilling expert, Steven Raichlen. He also happens to know a thing or two about our summer swelter, as he’s a part-time resident of Miami.  ...
Must-try travel: You have to see these 5 natural springs in Florida

Must-try travel: You have to see these 5 natural springs in Florida

It’s time to hit up the natural springs! or is it? In Florida, we don’t just have more than 1,000 miles of coastline, but we also have some of the most spectacular natural springs. And lots of them are within driving distance of Palm Beach County. These places are so clear, you can see all the way to the bottom, making it ideal for snorkeling, cave discovery and, of course, ...
Toys R Us closing: Palm Beach Gardens store looks like ghost town

Toys R Us closing: Palm Beach Gardens store looks like ghost town

It used to be teeming with toys, a wonderland of games and bikes and dolls and video games for kids of all ages, from babies to adults. Now, the Toys R Us store on PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens looks like a ghost town. The signs say it all: Final 8 days. 70 percent off. No cash. Everything must go. Yellow caution tapes rope off swaths of empty shelves. Even the fixtures are for sale...
Lake Worth photos: What city roads, beach, buildings used to look like

Lake Worth photos: What city roads, beach, buildings used to look like

Happy 105th birthday, Lake Worth. Well, belated birthday. The town, according to our records, was officially incorporated on June 14, 1913. But it had been there for years before under a variety of monikers: Jewel (or Jewell), Lucerne, Linton and for a mercifully brief time: Lakeworth. (No, that’s not a typo.) In 2012, there was a campaign to change the name to Lake Worth Beach. Fortunately...
COMMENTARY: Words on clothing mean things, whether it’s what you want them to mean or not

COMMENTARY: Words on clothing mean things, whether it’s what you want them to mean or not

About 15 years ago, around the time I began writing for this paper, message T-shirts -- some political, some pithy and others just punny -- were  a thing. I was in my early 30s at the time and probably a few years north of the target age, but they were cute and I bought a few. My favorite was an homage to my devotion to the “Law and Order” franchise, the words “Chung...
Really? Only two local restaurants make OpenTable’s list for ‘100 Best Outdoor in America’

Really? Only two local restaurants make OpenTable’s list for ‘100 Best Outdoor in America’

When I think of dining outdoors in South Florida, I imagine sitting waterfront in a beautifully landscaped restaurant or perhaps relaxing in an intimate candlelit courtyard. Many spots in Palm Beach County come to mind. OpenTable diners must think differently. Only two local eateries made the online restaurant reservation service’s list for “100 Best Al Fresco Restaurants in America...
Summer: Best beaches in Palm Beach County

Summer: Best beaches in Palm Beach County

We love our Florida beaches. And with summer here, it’s time to soak up some sun. With the county’s 45-mile long Atlantic shoreline, there are lots of beautiful beaches to choose. And if you like uncrowded beaches, or want to enjoy the perfect spot to grab breakfast at the beach, we found those too!  Here we break down the main attractions and facts on each beach from Tequesta...
Hot days of summer: Best way to beat South Florida’s brutal heat

Hot days of summer: Best way to beat South Florida’s brutal heat

Ah summer. I know you know...it’s brutally hot in Palm Beach County If you have to be outside, there is one thing that helps make it bearable. Shade. Simple, glorious shade. Consider this: It’s 90 (feels like 120) degrees in the middle of the afternoon and you have to get in your car. You open the door and are greeted with what feels like a lashing from Satan’s hot breath. Now,...
Coming to Clematis: Peruvian food with a Miami accent 

Coming to Clematis: Peruvian food with a Miami accent 

One of Miami’s best-loved Peruvian restaurants is soon to debut in downtown West Palm Beach. Dr. Limón, a Kendall sensation that’s been busy since opening in 2012, is expected to land on Clematis Street as early as mid-July, according to a restaurant rep. The place aims to be upscale, with a ceviche-strong menu, pizzazz-y plates and cocktails served with a touch of dry-ice drama...
Goodbye Grub: Junior’s Restaurant closes at Boca Raton’s Mizner Park

Goodbye Grub: Junior’s Restaurant closes at Boca Raton’s Mizner Park

Mizner Park in Boca Raton has lost another restaurant. The owner of Junior’s Restaurant and Cheesecake announced Wednesday the deli-loving establishment has closed.  “We expected the volume to be greater than we saw at this location,” owner Alan Rosen told The Post by email Wednesday night. “We enjoyed being a part of the Boca Raton community and thank all of our...
Rare photo: The best-looking Beatle might not have been John or Paul

Rare photo: The best-looking Beatle might not have been John or Paul

He was The Beatles’  original drummer, the one that got replaced by Ringo Starr and missed the ride to music immortality. Which might also make him the disgruntled Beatle. But was Pete Best the best-looking Beatle? Recently discovered in The Palm Beach Post’s archives is this November 1965 photo by Miami News photographer Charles Trainor. The Miami News was the Post&rsquo...
James Patterson: It was ‘irresistible’ to write book with Bill Clinton

James Patterson: It was ‘irresistible’ to write book with Bill Clinton

In her book, “Murder in the White House,” author Margaret Truman, daughter of President Harry Truman, presented a scenario in which a grisly murder occurs in the Lincoln Bedroom. Truman wrote plot-twisty page-turners in which a White House counsel is in love with the president’s daughter and two FBI agents become romantically involved while investigating foul play at the bureau&rsquo...
Meet Ray Chang, the supper club star shaking up north county

Meet Ray Chang, the supper club star shaking up north county

The Ray Chang Room is like a giant disco ball that reflects and multiplies every flash move of its namesake: the bar-top leaps and lunges, the microphone thrusts into the crowd, the Vegas winks.  For 90 minutes on three nights a week, the frenzy that fills this room is like that of no other place in north county during season. Snowbirds shaking a groove thing. Ladies of a certain age mouthing ...
COMMENTARY: XXXTentacion, his victims and the politics of grieving a celebrity’s death

COMMENTARY: XXXTentacion, his victims and the politics of grieving a celebrity’s death

The scenes are set. A mother will bury her murdered 20-year-old celebrity son while the recurring victims of his abuse will be forced to wade through a sympathy-filled newsfeed. That is one of many conundrums the public is facing, with a tone-deaf Twitter debate on whether he deserved to die or had time for atonement.  There are various types of public responses to a celebrity’s death,...
Delray Beach bar nominated for ‘Best New American Cocktail Bar’

Delray Beach bar nominated for ‘Best New American Cocktail Bar’

The Spirited Awards have been crowning the best in the service industry since 2007, and for 2018, Delray Beach’s own Death Or Glory has been nominated as one of the Top 10 Best New American Cocktail Bars. The local watering hole has a rum-focused menu and pays homage to the rum runners of 1920s Florida.  “The Spirited Awards are the equivalent of the Oscars for the bar world...
Dining Review: Café Centro, West Palm Beach

Dining Review: Café Centro, West Palm Beach

Let me tell you about the pork chop of my dreams. It’s the one I wish I had ordered at the newly jazzed up Café Centro. My dining companion ordered it instead, but I snagged a couple of ample slices. Juicy and tender beneath a gorgeous sear, the thick chop is simply presented on the bone with a wedge of grilled polenta, all atop a bed of sweet corn puree ($25).  It’s a...
Day trippin’: 9 colorful and inspiring stops in Lake Worth

Day trippin’: 9 colorful and inspiring stops in Lake Worth

Treating yourself to a vacation doesn’t mean traveling to some faraway land and breaking the bank. The things you can explore and learn in your own backyard will surprise you, so why not take a daycation instead of a vacation? Start with downtown Lake Worth! I just love this quirky city, and I think you will too. Keep an open mind when visiting this artistic and very-far-from-pretentious...
2018 FIFA World Cup: 5 best watch parties in Palm Beach County

2018 FIFA World Cup: 5 best watch parties in Palm Beach County

The 2018 FIFA World Cup starts Thursday, June 14. All 32 teams, representing 32 countries, will square off across cities in Russia. South Florida, along with its legion of soccer fans from neighboring Latin America and the Caribbean, will search for the perfect raucous (or quiet) place in Palm Beach County to watch the quadrennial football tournament, the most widely viewed sporting event in...
Father’s Day dining: 10 best restaurants to help you spoil Dad today

Father’s Day dining: 10 best restaurants to help you spoil Dad today

You know the age-old cliché: “The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.” And of course there are plenty of ideas to win the affection of your father, but feeding his soul is still a surefire way to celebrate his worth. Treat him to a lovely brunch or dinner and add few activities to spice up the experience.  Here are 10 great local restaurants that want to help...
VIDEO: From fertility to roughhousing, we debunk fatherhood myths

VIDEO: From fertility to roughhousing, we debunk fatherhood myths

You won’t catch young men chatting about their sperm count over a drink at your local bar. No surprise there -- by and large, fertility is just not a regular topic of discussion. Generally, you’d be hard-pressed to hear men talk about any insecurities surrounding health, unless it involves the gym or a change in diet.  But there is always room to argue about what it means to...
Meghan Markle’s getting duchess lessons: Post reporter gets a crash course

Meghan Markle’s getting duchess lessons: Post reporter gets a crash course

I’m more likely to be named Dairy Queen than to ever become an actual duchess, like American actress turned bonafide English royalty Meghan Markle. But there is, apparently, a learning curve. Not long after her wedding to Prince Harry, it was announced that former “Suits” star Markle, now Duchess of Sussex, will be taking 6 months worth of so-called “duchess...
Flashback ads: What Father’s Day gifts used to cost years ago

Flashback ads: What Father’s Day gifts used to cost years ago

It’s always a tie. That’s the cliched gift for Father’s Day since the holiday began. Want proof? Here’s a Palm Beach Post ad from June 1927 for Edwin Baker Incorporated, a classy clothier on Clematis. It was offering “neckwear” for $1-$1.50 because it made “a wholesome gift for Father’s Day”: By the 1930s, appropriate Dad gifts had expanded...
In Delray Beach, a father and daughter tour of history

In Delray Beach, a father and daughter tour of history

Lori Durante drives through the quickly changing avenues of Delray Beach with none of the nonchalance of a native. She was born and raised in this seaside city and knows each corner by heart. Even random storefronts and facades seem to speak to her.  Then again, when Dad’s in the car, they do.  Durante is a local guide who leads culinary history tours. Her father, Kenneth Durante...
Did you know Wawa has a secret menu? If not, here’s how to access it

Did you know Wawa has a secret menu? If not, here’s how to access it

Wawa is right on time for the summer by extending their secret menu.   Known for its variety of subs -- or hoagies to the super fans -- Wawa is aiming to brighten your summer with a new colorful assortment of food and drink items. We’re talking tie-dyed bagels, lemonades, iced teas and more.   Remember when Skittles challenged candy lovers to taste the rainbow? Well...
Digital sewing: Something to learn — and love — this summer

Digital sewing: Something to learn — and love — this summer

You don’t have to be a sewing lover to be into fashion. You just need a little curiosity and creativity. And maybe a class to test your skills. Recently, I took a sewing class at Ace Sewing & Vacuum Center in Pompano Beach. But this wasn’t the kind of sewing I knew of. It was upgraded. Let me just say, touchscreens and machine tech are here to stay.  In May, I covered Miami...
Why is Pharrell’s keyboard in this Boynton Beach music studio?

Why is Pharrell’s keyboard in this Boynton Beach music studio?

There’s a new music studio in Boynton Beach that is completely off radar, hidden in a modest grey building in an industrial area off I-95 and West Industrial Avenue. It opened in December of 2017. Inside, dB studios is anything but modest. Among other equipment sits one of Pharrell Williams’s keyboards. Yes, Pharrell, as in the ‘Happy,” “Get Lucky” recording...
Photos: You won’t believe what Palm Beach Gardens used to look like

Photos: You won’t believe what Palm Beach Gardens used to look like

As Palm Beach Gardens gets ready to celebrate its 59th birthday on June 20, one thing’s for sure: Northlake Boulevard doesn’t look like that picture above anymore. The corner of MacArthur Boulevard and Northlake has plenty of commercial development and plenty of (some would say too many) vehicles. Here are some other flashback photos. This is what the former Palm Beach Gardens...
Openings: Spanish tapas restaurant comes to West Palm waterfront

Openings: Spanish tapas restaurant comes to West Palm waterfront

A tapas-loving restaurant will open its doors on the eastern edge of Clematis Street Wednesday. And the team behind it knows its Spanish cuisine. Tapeo (Spanish term for tapas crawl) will debut in the two-story, waterfront space where Tin Fish once stood. (Most recently, Rails Craft Brews occupied the space for two months before closing last November.)  The restaurant’s partners and...
Dubin Breast Center: Doctor turns her experience into a healing center

Dubin Breast Center: Doctor turns her experience into a healing center

Eva Andersson Dubin strides past in a flash. She is a blur of white, like a beam in motion: white lab coat, white blouse, blond hair in a tousled topknot. “I just saw the most striking woman walk by. I bet that’s her!” says Diane Gilman, the fashion designer and home-shopping legend who’s sold nearly 10 million pairs of jeans on HSN in the past 10 years. Gilman is eager to...
Pride Month: Anti-bullying ‘It Gets Better’ tour comes to Palm Beach County

Pride Month: Anti-bullying ‘It Gets Better’ tour comes to Palm Beach County

As a series of inspiring LBGTQ workshops, events and a musical performance by the “it gets better” national tour comes to Palm Beach County this week. The events start Tuesday, June 12, at the Book Cellar in Lake Worth and end Thursday, June 21, with exhibitions at The Norton Museum. For the “it gets better” tour, the performers will meet with locals to hear their stories...
Miss America nixes swimsuit competition: One local winner “won’t miss it” 

Miss America nixes swimsuit competition: One local winner “won’t miss it” 

When Taylor Tyson walked across the stage in a bathing suit this past January, she saw it as a required step on her path towards being named Miss South Florida Fair, as well as “the chance to show off my dedication to health and fitness, and the fact that I am comfortable in my own skin.” But now that the Miss America Organization (MAO), of which Miss South Florida Fair...
Boulud on Bourdain: ‘We will always have Lyon’

Boulud on Bourdain: ‘We will always have Lyon’

Fans across the planet may have lost a great, true travelers when Anthony Bourdain died Friday, but chefs like Daniel Boulud lost something more. “We lost a great friend to all the chefs, a great supporter of many causes and a unique voice expressing everyone’s passion for food across the globe, from three stars to street carts,” Boulud said in a statement released Friday night. ...
Take this local's guide on your day trip to West Palm

Take this local's guide on your day trip to West Palm

When it comes to West Palm Beach, I’m selfish. I’ll admit it: I like to keep it as my hidden gem in Florida. I don’t mind Miami and Fort Lauderdale making the headlines for entertainment, dining and architecture. I can live with that because it keeps my home base quiet — a little slice of sunshine heaven.  I recently took the Brightline to Downtown Miami where...
The one book about Florida you must read this summer

The one book about Florida you must read this summer

Best-selling author Roxanne Gay wrote once in an article for The Guardian: “Florida is a strange place: hot, beautiful, ugly. I love it here, and how nothing makes sense.” She’s certainly not the only one to think that. The Sunshine State has been inspiration for writers from Hemingway and John D. MacDonald to Carl Hiaasen, Tim Dorsey and James Patterson. RELATED: Seventeen sizzling...
Why Burt Reynolds ‘feels at home’ at new North Palm Beach acting school

Why Burt Reynolds ‘feels at home’ at new North Palm Beach acting school

Earlier this year, Donna Carbone was worried. The lease was running out at a North Palm Beach shopping plaza where the Burt Reynolds Institute for Film & Theatre was headquartered. Would this end up being just another stop in the school’s nomadic journey over the years from Jupiter to West Palm Beach to Tequesta to Lake Park? Carbone, the institute’s managing director, hated...
Openings: Proper Ice Cream debuts Delray scoop shop

Openings: Proper Ice Cream debuts Delray scoop shop

Here’s a delicious reason to venture west of Delray’s East Atlantic Ave frenzy: Proper Ice Cream, which produces some of Palm Beach County’s most flavorful, creamy treats, is opening to the public Friday.  This is where lawyer-turned-ice-cream-alchemist Rick Felberbaum combines flavors inspired by his stints in the kitchens of some of South Florida’s top chefs. The...
D-Day 74 years ago: How did Palm Beach first learn of the invasion?

D-Day 74 years ago: How did Palm Beach first learn of the invasion?

There was only an unconfirmed report. From a German news agency, of all sources. But that was enough for The Palm Beach Post to lead with a bold headline — “Nazis Say Invasion Underway” — in the morning edition of June 6, 1944. D-Day. 74 years ago. The liberation of Europe had begun. A subhed on the sketchy Associated Press story from London said “Report Unconfirmed&rdquo...
Basque takes a summer break after brief, busy first season

Basque takes a summer break after brief, busy first season

Basque, the modern Spanish tapas restaurant tucked into West Palm’s historic Hotel Biba, has closed for summer hiatus.  “We had a great first season and we look forward to reopening after a short summer break,” co-owner Manny Bornia said Tuesday.  The restaurant, which occupies an indoor/outdoor space brimming with Old World décor touches, has enjoyed a busy stretch...
Outside the Kate Spade store at The Gardens Mall, sadness seeps in

Outside the Kate Spade store at The Gardens Mall, sadness seeps in

Ashley Conway was planning a special dinner party for this weekend. Its theme? Conway’s favorite accessory designer, Kate Spade. Tuesday, standing outside of Spade’s eponymous store at The Gardens Mall, the party plans took on a different meaning. “This is very ironic that this happened. I’m really sad,” Conway, 32, of Palm Beach Gardens, said of the death of the...
New Jupiter restaurant part-owned by Michael Jordan is now open for lunch

New Jupiter restaurant part-owned by Michael Jordan is now open for lunch

There’s a new place to grab a relaxing midday meal in northern Palm Beach County. And the waterfront view is fabulous. Located on the Jupiter Inlet, 1000 North, is now open for lunch. “Our lunch menu has something for everyone,” said executive chef Lee Morris in a press release.  Menu items include a prime rib sandwich; a red quinoa and bean burger; a tavern dog; grilled...
Free admission to Flagler Museum in honor of Founder’s Day

Free admission to Flagler Museum in honor of Founder’s Day

Flagler Museum is offering free admission Tuesday, June 5. Their generosity is an ode to the museum’s founder, Jean Flagler Matthews, on Founder’s Day.  Go between the hours of noon and 5 p.m. to explore the landmark’s extensive collection of original art, furniture and Glided Age objects.  Before you go, here’s a little history: Whitehall was built by Henry Flagler...
National Cheese Day: Our favorite grilled cheese sandwiches in Palm Beach County

National Cheese Day: Our favorite grilled cheese sandwiches in Palm Beach County

Cheese lovers, it’s your day today! It’s National Cheese Day. And to celebrate, we decided to to reintroduce our favorite cheese sandwiches. Who doesn’t love the ooey-gooey deliciousness of a perfectly-made grilled cheese sandwich? Here are five of our favorites to try. This Italian-inspired neighborhood spot, located on West Palm’s Dixie Dining Cooridor, serves up a yummy...
The nine concerts you must see this summer

The nine concerts you must see this summer

Summer: School’s out, concerts are on. Here are some of the best shows coming up in the next few months. Highlight: Harry Styles and Kacey Musgraves An inspired pairing — the former boy band singer Styles struck out in a New Direction and released one of the best pop solo albums of the decade last year. Opening act Musgraves is one of country’s brightest stars, though her marvelous...
How New York’s biggest jewel heist wrapped up at a Palm Beach County phone booth

How New York’s biggest jewel heist wrapped up at a Palm Beach County phone booth

Bill Federici stood in the booth. The pay phone was ringing. “Turn around and face the door,” the caller said. “Reach up and you’ll feel the ruby.” He did. “It felt like a pebble,” he would recall. “As beautiful as anything I have seen in my life.” That’s how, on a Labor Day weekend a half-century ago, near West Palm Beach, one of the...
9 great walks in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Tequesta, Singer Island

9 great walks in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Tequesta, Singer Island

If you’re out for a walk in northern Palm Beach County, there are many familiar spots. Maybe too familiar — just look at all the strollers, runners and bikers crowding any oceanside stretch of A1A from Juno to Jupiter. Perhaps you’re seeking some place not so well-trod, slightly apart from the traffic and bustle, a place to Zen a little with your exercise. From the coastline to the...
Free, must-have treats today for National Doughnut Day

Free, must-have treats today for National Doughnut Day

For those who love doughnuts, today is your day. Happy National Donut Day! (Or is it  Doughnut?) No matter how you spell it, we found some of the sweetest treats in Palm Beach County. Plus, bonus: find out which ones are giving away free doughnuts to celebrate! This bakery and café makes sinful maple-bacon bars that are gobbled up quickly. Local favorites also include a s’mores-inspired...
Where to find best roast on National Rotisserie Chicken Day

Where to find best roast on National Rotisserie Chicken Day

What is more perfect than chicken that’s spit-roasted and gently rotated until its coat reaches a deep golden brown? It’s chicken that begs to be pulled and stuffed into fresh corn tortillas or enjoyed with a side of mashed potatoes or set adrift in steaming broth with a sprinkling of herbs. That’s the chicken we celebrate Saturday, which is National Rotisserie Chicken Day. Where...
Openings: Benihana, now sizzling in Boca

Openings: Benihana, now sizzling in Boca

Benihana just opened a Boca location. No, you are not reading this in 1995. It happened just last week. Hard to believe the restaurant that popularized Japanese teppanyaki cuisine in America had not ventured into Boca Raton, land of flash. Boca loves its steakhouses. It loves its upscale chain restaurants. It loves its sizzle, too. Benihana is all the above. But although Benihana’s corporate...
Seventeen sizzling reads for a South Florida summer

Seventeen sizzling reads for a South Florida summer

Summer is almost here, and while the warmest months of the year bring long-awaited vacations for some, it also means an extensive list of fiction releases that are likely to make an appearance in many bibliophiles’ reading lists. Wherever you’re heading to enjoy the dog days of summer — beach, pool, park or patio — consider including one or several of these page-turners in...
LGBTQ pioneer and Century Village resident dies at 83

LGBTQ pioneer and Century Village resident dies at 83

Perhaps Connie Kurtz’s most revolutionary act was the most simple: Just to love, who and how she wanted. And in that quiet revolution, she helped firmly illuminate the right of herself and others to do the same. “There is nobody else I could imagine sharing this life with,” says Ruthie Berman, whose 44-year romance and eventual marriage to Kurtz was the basis for a lifetime of advocates...
We all need to be saved from the internet, and a Dreyfoos grad wrote a book about it

We all need to be saved from the internet, and a Dreyfoos grad wrote a book about it

Franchesca Ramsey knows you’ve made dumb mistakes on social media. Because she has, too — so much that she wrote a book about it. “I’m a flawed human being, and so are you,” laughs Franchesca, Dreyfoos School of the Arts graduate, standout commentator on race, gender issues and bias on YouTube, MTV and Comedy Central and now the author of “Well, That Escalated...
NEW: Three downtown Boca Raton restaurants — two in Mizner — close

NEW: Three downtown Boca Raton restaurants — two in Mizner — close

Two longtime restaurants at Boca Raton’s Mizner Park closed in past months while another downtown restaurant shut down after a brief one-month run. Truluck’s seafood and steak restaurant, an 11-year tenant at Mizner Park, announced its April 30 closing on Facebook, citing lease negotiation issues. MoBu Fusion Cafe, on Federal Highway south of Camino Real, was open only a month...
Farm brunch: Chefs, foodies to pay homage to beloved local grower

Farm brunch: Chefs, foodies to pay homage to beloved local grower

Local grower Nancy Roe began supplying specialty crops to local restaurants 18 years ago, well before the farm-to-table wave sparked its concepts and clichés. She’s the real deal, a horticulturalist who with her husband, Charlie Roe, started a popular produce subscription program with produce harvested at Green Cay Farm in Boynton Beach. She’s revered in the local “slow food&rdquo...
Fire up the grill: easy eats for your rain-or-shine Memorial Day bash

Fire up the grill: easy eats for your rain-or-shine Memorial Day bash

Yes, it’s supposed to rain this weekend. Simmer down, grilling fanatics. You've got plenty of time for your outdoor culinary fireworks. There's a long, hot summer ahead and ample opportunity to try out your fancy, coal-fired specialties.  That Guinness-spiked leg of lamb and that agave-glazed pork belly you're raring to attempt? They can wait. Really.  Memorial Day weekend is only...
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